Woods Hole Film Festival - "Antarctica: Beyond the Ice" screening and Palmer LTER Scientist panel discussion

Scientists have just a month to study the vast, inhospitable and rapidly changing West Antarctic ecosystem. As part of the National Science Foundation's Long Term Ecological Research study, expert oceanographers must collect thousands of samples in an area the size of Oklahoma working from a research vessel that travels at the speed of a bicycle.  The region's 85% decline in its Adelie penguin population is the greatest indication of climate change. Funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.  

 

Panel Following Screening
The panel includes scientists involved in the transformative science of the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Project at Palmer in the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP), as well as the film’s producer and co-producer.Moderator: Scott Doney, marine chemist, WHOIPanelists: Dena Seidel, Director, Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking, Director/producer, Beyond the IceSteve Holloway, co-producer, Beyond the IceOscar Schofield, professor of bio-optical oceanography, Rutgers University

 

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